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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$76252 - 116438
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Construction
Engineering - Civil
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2851402 / Latpro-3753184 
Date posted: Sep-04-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$76,252.80 - $116,438.40 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type

Full-Time Permanent


Department of Environmental Services

Job Number


Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Construction Management Team Supervisor to manage a team of approximately five Construction Management Specialists in Arlington County's Engineering Bureau.

The Engineering Bureau provides surveying, engineering design, and construction management and inspection services for Arlington County's urban horizontal public works infrastructure projects. The Construction Management Section is comprised of two teams of Construction Management Specialists and the contracted Construction Inspectors they oversee. The portfolio of projects for each team typically consists of approximately 10 to 12 projects in various stages in the disciplines of Multimodal Transportation, Stormwater, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Dry Utilities. The projects are complex with competing interests in a constrained urban environment and construction costs range from $50k to $20m.

Specific duties include:

  • Supervising five Construction Management Specialists and indirectly supervising five to ten contracted Construction Inspectors;
  • Creating Construction Oversight Work Plans by assigning optimized levels of construction oversight personnel resources to each construction phase of a project, and tracking actual usage against Work Plans;
  • Tracking and monitoring Construction Management and Inspection expenditures against Work Plans, forecasting ongoing needs, and taking action to resolve cost concerns;
  • Conducting regular project reviews to compare construction progress and expenditures to baseline schedule, budget, and contingency; taking preventative action to mitigate schedule or budget risk;
  • Reviewing field inspection activities to ensure that methods and levels of inspection follow Standard Operating Procedures or industry best practices;
  • Reviewing and approving project documentation to ensure that industry best practices, County policies, and grant agency requirements are followed; and
  • Serving as primary escalation path for construction issues and resident complaints that cannot be resolved at the Construction Manager level.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience analyzing complex construction situations and determining an effective course of action; and
  • Proven track record of successfully working with various stakeholders and strong leadership qualities.

Selection Criteria

Minimum : Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, or a closely related field, plus two years' experience inspecting highway, utility, and/or bridge construction projects, including experience with public works infrastructure projects and/or construction contracts.

Substitution: Experience may not be substituted for the degree requirement. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction may be substituted for one year of Engineering experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, or a closely related field and experience with one or more of the following:

  • Supervising Construction Managers and Construction Inspectors;
  • Implementing best practices in construction oversight, documentation, and financial compliance;
  • Knowledge of public agency contracting regulations and requirements for construction projects; and
  • Virginia grant agencies.

Possession of one or more of the following Certifications/License :

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License in Virginia or a state with reciprocity;
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential; and
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Special Requirements

Please attach a cover letter or supplemental question response that describes why you are interested in the position and detail your experience and accomplishments in the following areas;

  • Managing the construction of public works infrastructure projects;
  • Supervising Construction Managers and Construction Inspectors; and
  • Developing strategies to ensure best practices in construction oversight, documentation, and financial compliance.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

This position requires the completion of "Statement of Economic Interest" (Financial Disclosure) form upon acceptance of employment and annually thereafter.
Additional Information

Work hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, with flexibility.

Employees who are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for an additional pay premium of $2,600 annually.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous" with a preferred filing date of September 25, 2020. Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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